Annual Chamber Banquet – January 24, 2015

For more than 95 years, members of the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce have gathered to celebrate the past year, look forward to the coming year and honor those who have excelled.  The event is one of the highlights of the year for area businesses and organizations. VISIT PAGE

Atchison Chocolate Tasting, February 13-14, 2015

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Visit the participating businesses and sample a wide variety of decadent chocolate treats.

Spring Retail Open House – March 12-14, 2015

Get into the swing of Spring with an exciting day of shopping, browsing and sampling in beautiful Atchison! Local shops will participate in the Spring Open House, filling their shops with the latest spring products and offering plenty of unbelievable deals! VISIT PAGE

Farm City Banquet – March 24, 2015

Each year, the Atchison area business community takes time to honor the rich agricultural heritage of the region and its people. In 2015, the Farm-City Banquet returns for the 39th year, as we celebrate that cooperation between farm families and those in the cities and towns that have made Atchison such a unique place to live, work and raise a family.

Atchison Open Air Art Fair – April 26, 2015

Take in the talents of some of the region’s best artists in a variety of media.  This annual event is hosted by the Atchison business community, who have opened their establishments to house the artwork.  We invite you to explore historic Atchison through art.  VISIT PAGE

 Atchison Citywide Garage Sale – Saturday, May 30, 2015

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! This annual event is a must-attend as residents and stores alike participate the community sale.

Juneteenth Celebration – June 13-14, 2015

Seventh annual celebration to commemorate the date when the last slaves in America were freed in 1865. Features family activities, games, food, Atchison-African-American History tours, speakers and much more. 913-426-3136

International Forest of Friendship Celebration – June 19-20

This annual celebration honoring men and women of aviation and aerospace with children’s activities, parade of U.S. and foreign flags, honorees ceremony and featured speakers.
Call (913) 367-1419 or (785) 847-6800.

Atchison Garden Tour – June 20

Atchison is known for it’s majestic homes and stunning architecture, but don’t overlook the beautifully designed gardens in this historic riverside town.  The Atchison Garden Tour includes a stroll through a handful of magnificent gardens, along with the opportunity to participate in several classes that will help you get your property – big or small – looking it’s best.  For more info 1-800-234-1854 or visit

Ladies Night Out – July 16, 2015 5:00pm-8:00pm

Popular annual event just for the ladies!  Atchison unique collection of shops and eateries will have one-night-only specials, samples, tastings, giveaways and other excitement just in time for
the holiday season.  Call 1-800-234-1854 or visit for more information.

Lakefest – July 17, 2015

The natural amphitheater at Warnock Lake is the perfect backdrop for a star-studded outdoor concert on a beautiful Kansas summer night. Warnock Lake is located about 3 miles southwest of Atchison. VISIT PAGE

Amelia Earhart Festival – July 18, 2015

The spirit of legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart is alive and well in Atchison! Each summer the community pulls out all the stops in honor of its favorite daughter, complete with a downtown music, food and crafts fair, star-filled outdoor concert, children’s activities, carnival, awards and honors, Earhart research and literature, music on the beautiful Riverfront, aerobatic performances and the grandest of all finalés — the “Concert in the Sky” fireworks show. VISIT PAGE

Taste of Atchison – Sept. 17, 2015

A sampling of everything Atchison has to offer, from the cuisine of the area to items from our many unique shops, and a photography contest to let people see just how stunning the
Atchison area is.  Join us for music, food and excitement on our beautiful pedestrian plaza from 5-8 p.m.  Some items are free, some at a very low cost.  Music and fun are always free!
1-800-234-1854 or visit

Kansas City Catfish
Midwest Championship – Sept. 20, 2015

Join us for the grand finale of the Kansas City Catfish Series!  Atchison will host the series championship as anglers from across the region search the Missouri River for giant cats.
Tournament scheduled to run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with weigh-in immediately following the conclusion of fishing.  Fun activities, food and excitement for the whole family!
Call 1-800-234-1854 or visit for more information.

Oktoberfest – Oct. 3, 2015

31st annual Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 6,  sponsored by Junior Guild, with more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, plus German foods and music along the city’s Commercial Street Mall. Held
all day Saturday. Contact Julia McCubbin (913) 367-4058

Haunted Atchison – Sept – Oct. 31

For more than a decade, paranormal enthusiasts, brave travelers and those who like otherworldly diversions have been flocking to Atchison, intent on exploring its rich haunted history. Offerings includes Haunted Trolley and Coach Tours, walking tours, paranormal investigations, medium readings, murder mystery dinners, and so much more!  Find out more at

Witches Night Out – Thursday, Oct. 22

Dress in your “Witchiest Costume” and ride your broom from store to store in downtown for special sales, refreshments, tastings and much more.  The evening wraps up with prizes and more excitement at Lopez de Mexico at 8pm.  Enter to win prizes with the Best Costume, Best Hat, Best Cackle, and Best Broom contests.  Grab your girlfriends and join us for a spooky good time!

Trick or Treat Down the Street – Saturday, Oct. 31

Bring the kids to the Downtown Mall for a fun filled day of Trick or Treating through our local businesses. Stop by each store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enter for a chance to win a new bicycle!

Kiwanis Halloween Parade – Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Join in on the fun with the annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade through Atchison. The parade begins at 2 p.m.

Holiday Open  House – Nov. 5-7

Make your list, check it twice and gather your friends for a fun-filled day of shopping in historic Atchison, Nov. 6-8! Local businesses will have treats, specials, contests and plenty of holiday cheer. Some businesses will extend the open house to include the previous weekend! Call 800-234-1854 or check back here as more information becomes available.  You’ll be amazed by Atchison’s collection of unique specialty shops and inspiring restaurants. One day might not be enough to complete your exploration!

Mall Christmas Tree Lighting – Nov. 19, 2015

Kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in beautiful Atchison! The event this year will include small youth singing groups, hot chocolate and popcorn. Santa is always present as the lights turn on! It’s a wonderful evening to be a part of this community!

Sights & Sounds of Christmas – Dec. 5, 2015

Atchison’s 2nd annual Sights and Sounds of Christmas will be held December 6 from noon to 5 p.m. Spectacular Lighted Parade, Baking Contest, Little Mr. & Miss Snowflake Contest and much
more! This is a great event to get anyone into the Christmas Spirit! Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 1-800-234-1854 or visit

Ladies Night Out – Dec. 10, 2015

Popular annual event just for the ladies!  Atchison unique collection of shops and eateries will have one-night-only specials, samples, tastings, giveaways and other excitement just in time for
the holiday season.  Call 1-800-234-1854 or visit for more information.